Sunday, April 6, 2008

How do I love you?

Let me count the ways...

This winter, as we were traveling home from a wonderful Christmas vacation, we heard a story on the radio that I will not forget. An older man had passed away and his grown children were helping his wife go through all of his things. They came across a very large collection of letters. They were love letters that this man had written to his wife. The kids were so touched, they convinced their mom to compile them into a book. Together, a book was published, called "Love Letters on Wednesdays" (or something like that). This man had written his wife a letter every Wednesday, telling her of his love. Some were pages long, others only a few sentences. She occassionally wrote him a letter, but he was steady in his writings. These are her most cherished posessions. Matt and I were both SO touched when we heard this story. We decided, that we would write each other letters. They would be our "Love Letters on Sundays". That night, on our way home, we made a stop and purchashed journals that we had each picked out. I write in the green one for Matt, and he writes in the blue for me. We don't write every week, but we are diligent in this, and I would have to say that this is something so special, and something I would recommend everyone do. I have benefitted so much from the beautiful things that Matt writes to me. They come straight from his pure heart. As much as I love the things he writes to me, I think that I have benefitted even MORE by writing to him. I am reminded of how dear and special he is to me. Sometimes I write about a memory we have, other times I think of a special reason I love him, but no matter what I choose to write about, it makes me smile inside and reminds me of my love for my husband. This little thing we have chosen to do has been something that I cherish and look forward to. I look forward to writing to Matt, and I look forward to reading Matt's sweet words of tenderness to me.

6 comments:

Robin Randolph said...

You two ARE the MOST amazing love story!!! You are an example to all of us about what marriage vows and covenants really mean.

How am I so blessed to get to be your mother????? Wow.

I love you Woods!!!

fourlittleloves said...

I am with your mom!!! What a beautiful idea! I think we can say more in writing anyways. I might be trying this out! Let's hope Kelly wants to too!! Thanks for your wonderful blog Jessica and yes, let's go swimming!

The Warnick's said...

Our 3rd anniversary is coming up and I think this is a brilliant idea. I love the books you and Matt picked!

Jodi Jean said...

what a sweet idea ... i wonder if i can talk the hubby into this, hmmmm!

nicole said...

I love what your mom said...and I wholeheartedly agree. You two are the epitome of love. Thank you for your shining example. I think you make everyone around you want to work a little harder in their relationships. At least I speak for myself; you make me want to be a better wife to my dearest John.
I love the letter idea. I totally want to do that now. And what a neat thing for the children to cherish.

Dan & Ashley said...

What an amazing idea! That inspires me! I want to do that too! I sure love you guys and appreciate your amazing examples! (I love your Momma too and got all teary-eyed just reading her comment above--what a wonderful lady!!!)